19 December 2009

Kennedy's Widow Endorses Health Care Plan

Victoria Reggie Kennedy's op-ed will appear in tomorrow's Washington Post. Key passages:
The bill before the Senate, while imperfect, would achieve many of the goals Ted fought for during the 40 years he championed access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

Ted knew that accomplishing reform would be difficult. "If it were easy," he told me, "it would have been done a long time ago." He predicted that as the Senate got closer to a vote, compromises would be necessary, coalitions would falter and many ardent supporters of reform would want to walk away.